After reading the reviews and after a friend told me about this mascara, I went to Holt Renfrew to try it out. It was $40.00 (CDN), so a little on the expensive side. The packaging is pretty, and the only reason why I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 is because I think the colour of the tube (gold) is a little tacky. If it was black, it would look so classy! The mascara smells wonderful, like roses, and the brush is not too big, not to small (I, myself, am a fan of a big mascara wand). The overall effect is great; my lashes look long and thick and bold. The downside is, it smudges a bit. I like this mascara and I will get it again but I will also keep my Benefit BADgal lash mascara.
i have mixed feelings about this product. I read everywhere that this mascara will lengthen, volumise and hold a curl. my mums workmate also reccommended this to her as it made her lashes look amazing. so i purchased a tube and while the packaging looked very gorgeous, the actual mascara was anything but. the mascara itself smelt of strong flowery perfume (could still smell it when on my eyes!) thinking i'd have long luscious lashes, i was very disappointed when they drooped upon application and felt VERY weighed down and did absolutely nothing for me. its been nearly 2 months and although my lashes look a little longer when applied after shiseido mascara base (which i LOVEEE! btw) i still think its a waste of money. my mascara of choice right now is max factor masterpiece which lives up to the hype.
Like others, I really loved this for a couple of weeks, then after about three weeks of use, I noticed that when I take the brush out, the bristles are just plastered flat to the wand in a big flat clump. I have no idea if I just got an old tube, or not. For that much money, I won´t take a second chance though, we can´t return cosmetics in Germany. I use mascara for along time, so it has to last, so i won´t be buying again
I bought this mascara because I´ve red that this product is used by many makeup artists and I was sure it´s a good investment. I always wanted a mascara that looks clean and natural, but the majority of them just makes you feel weird if you put it on in more layers. It´s really pricey, but you really get what you paid for! The packaging looks beautiful, and on my big surprise it also smells wonderfully! I must agree that it´s a little bit unpractical as the product can practically run out from the tube if you do not close it carefully. But this is a common problem with mascaras I think. When I put it on it looks just perfect.. it separates the lashes beautifully, I can also put it on in more layers and it is still looking very natural. And plus, I´m using it on my lower lashes as well (I really hate using mascara on lower lashes because it always looks cakey and it makes me feel like a clown), with this mascara it just looks very clean and natural. I simply love it!
this product would probably be a lot better if the tube had a smaller opening. Wiping the brush off before applying helps a lot. the key to using this mascara is 1- wiping off the brush first!(At least when it is new...after a few weeks it got better) and 2- using a VERY light hand when applying. I first curl my lashes so that they are super curly (this stuff kills a bit of your curl, but if you make them super curly before they turn out nice), wipe off the brush, then apply the lightest layer possible! this gives me a pretty daytime effect. for going out, I give the first very very light layer a moment to dry, then apply a second VERY very light layer, which will give a more dramatic effect(I like to roll the brush a tiny bit at my roots and then brush up just very very very for my second layer). if you apply too much, you will get heavy, spider lashes. I did not like this product the first time I tried it, but I used again and got the hang of it. if only the opening where the mascara came out was smaller so there wasn't tooo much product, this would be awesome!!! you can also use a lash brush (I use the clean spoolie from my old badgal lash mascara) to seperate lashes. no flakes, has a nice rich black color. has an odd smell the first time you use, but it goes away. I like this stuff...slowly becoming more and more addicted. will buy again.
Ugh, I cannot believe the high reviews this mascara has gotten! I hate it! The ONLY thing I like about it is the color is deep and glossy. But, it is a crappy volumizing mascara. When I want volume I want thick, plush, soft lashes. This stuff gives me stiff, spidery dry lashes that are completely stuck to each other and it dries too fast for me to separate them with my lash comb without ripping half of them out! It does give me some length, but that's about it. Dior Maximeyes works SO much better! Will never ever buy this again, can't wait for the tube to run out so I don't feel obliged to use it.
As previous reviews have stated, this mascara is fantastic for the first few weeks. During those few weeks, my lashes look long and voluminous after one simple coat; two coats result in dramatic evening glamour lashes. I have a serious problem with mascara flaking and running during the day but this does not clump during application nor will it smudge during the day. However, after about a month, the tube dries out. The mascara clumps as you apply it and flakes during the day...a lot. No amount of wiping the tube, brush, etc. as the directions say can delay or prevent this.
True to the YSL elegance, the packaging is over-the-top luxury and the scent is to die for. While I did find the rose scent rather strong at first, I did get accostomed to it. I am very sensitive to smells (they give me headaches) but found that over time, I was looking forward to the rose scent. Yes it is expensive but at $25 USD, its not that much more than other department store brands.
I will most likely purhcase this product again despite the steep price and limited effectiveness. Why? No other mascara I have tried (I've tried them all, Dior/Lancome/drugstore) will give my short stubby Asian lashes the drama and luxury as this product during those first few weeks.
I agree that this is a wonderful mascara! It does a great job on lenghtening my short lashes. It may not be my Holy Grail because of the high price tag. I will have to alternate between other good, affordable brands.
Wonderful quality mascara with a nice but strong scent. It adds volume and length while keeping my lashes soft and glossy. Unfortunately it does not hold a curl at all so I will not be repurchasing.
Great mascara but a bit overpriced. Also, gets clumpy really soon after you open it. Would buy it again, but not religiously... too much money for getting thick so quick. But the lashes do look great. Hard to get off at times!